THE HAIDEN PREVATTE ACT.

View NCGA Bill Details2019-2020 Session
Senate Bill 482 (Public) Filed Tuesday, April 2, 2019
AN ACT TO EXPAND THE LIST OF PERSONS WHO DETERMINE WHEN A DOG IS A "POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS DOG" AND TO EXPAND THE SCOPE OF THE PENALTY IMPOSED ON THE OWNER OF A DANGEROUS DOG THAT ATTACKS A PERSON.
Intro. by McInnis.

Status: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate (Senate action) (Apr 3 2019)

Bill History:

S 482

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Apr 2 2019 - More information

    Amends GS 67-4.1 and 67-4.3 as titles indicates; changes are designated the Haiden Prevatte Act.  Amends definition of dangerous dog in GS 67-4.1 to add a local law enforcement officer to list of persons who can determine whether a dog is "potentially dangerous," and to make minor language clarifications.  Amends GS 67-4.3 by removing the minimum cost of medical treatment for physical injury by a dangerous dog attack before its owner may be found guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor, and by adding a new penalty to make the owner of a dangerous dog that kills a person guilty of a Class I felony.  Effective December 1, 2019, and applies to offenses committed on or after that date.

       


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